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Meta-analysis in occupational epidemiology: a review of practice.

Authors
Type
Published Article
Journal
Occupational medicine (Oxford, England)
Publication Date
Volume
54
Issue
5
Pages
336–344
Identifiers
PMID: 15289591
Source
Medline
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Abstract

Meta-analyses in occupational epidemiology should properly explore and incorporate heterogeneity among studies. The meta-SMR is an important construct in this field, evidenced by a large proportion of cohort studies in the meta-analyses we identified. Controversy remains over the definition and validity of the meta-SMR. In addition, several other issues, notably dealing with heterogeneity in exposure, warrant further consideration.

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